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Of game mechanics and plots [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Game canon questions which extend beyond the context of the story and its material "Why are nukes so weak in the Starcraft universe?" received 3 close votes before being ...
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Can I make questions about lore in Arqade?

I made two questions a couple hours ago and was downvoted by some users (even if one of them received enough upvotes to return to 0). When I asked why some people said that lore questions (about games,...
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When is it appropriate to close a lore question as “not addressed directly through in-universe sources”?

This is the text for one of our off-topic close reasons. However, I feel we've got a pretty serious problem with this close reason. This is popularly interpreted as "If the game (or series) doesn't ...
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Are Video Game Back Stories On Topic?

Some video games incorporate complex stories and character development. Are questions about characters, worlds, stories, and fandom, that do not involve actual game play on topic? I'm look, ...
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Should lore questions as an entire category be banned?

There are some very vocal users who feel that lore questions should be banned. From what I've been able to find, they were just sort of allowed on Arqade in the first place, as I can't find any meta ...
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What will be our custom off-topic close reasons?

Yes! Custom close-reasons are now a thing that is coming fast to our site! Among with other important changes to closing putting questions on hold. Start here: Closing changes: [on hold], unclear, ...
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On questions of developer intent and the routing around thereof

I've been mulling this over for a bit, trying to attach the various bits and pieces. One of our blanket bans is that we don't allow questions asking about why game mechanics or other bits were ...
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Do we close plot-explanation questions if the answer is 'there is no explanation'?

Following a discussion playing out on this question, I am a little confused as to where the community consensus sits in regards to plot explanations or 'lore questions', and how this applies to ...
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What questions should be in our meta FAQ?

The tag faq is useful on many sites on this network for creating a list of questions that many users need to know but could never fit in the site FAQ. Arqade is not using that tag to its fullest ...
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Why was my question closed as not constructive?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/49743/why-did-the-developers-choose-koreans I asked Why did they? and got a very exacting answer... and THEN it was closed. Please explain this to me. I ...
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Should I ask lore/physical world questions about a universe on scifi.stack… or gaming.stack

For questions that relate to lore or the mechanics in an imaginary world what is described in both a game and in other material (e.g. books), is it better to ask the question here at gaming....
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I have modified this question is this now okay?

https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/114659/whats-the-official-in-game-explanation-if-any-on-why-we-get-town-portal-when Before I asked why we get town portal when defeating skeleton king. What ...